Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: L.A. Woman

Iconic rock musicians have been and are releasing special anniversary albums of  recordings made decades ago.

Add The Doors to that list, but you’ll have to wait a bit.

On December 3 a deluxe 50th anniversary reissue of their classic 1971 album, L.A. Woman, will be available. Look for a three-CD/one-LP set that features a newly remastered version of the album on one CD, two bonus CDs of unreleased studio outtakes, and the new stereo mix of the original album pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

L.A. Woman from April of 1971 was the last album The Doors recorded with Jim Morrison, who died on July 3, 1971, at the age of 27. The album reached #9 on the Billboard 200 chart, and yielded two hit singles, “Love Her Madly” and “Riders on the Storm.”

Among the unreleased tracks is the original demo of “Riders on the Storm,” which was recorded at Sunset Sound studio before The Doors relocated to their rehearsal space in Santa Monica, California, to make the album. The demo is available now as an advanced digital track, in addition to an animated companion video.

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